Mar, 15th 2018

Pont neuf : the oldest bridge in Paris

If the Eiffel Tower is the symbol of the France and Paris, « La Dame de fer » is not the most visited the monument by France. First place goes to the cathedral « Notre-Dame de Paris ». And if you want to visit this extraodinary church you must take one of the 9th bridges to go to the island St-Louis. And why not take the « Pont neuf » ?

If you are looking for an unforgettable and original place to immortalize in painting, I recommend this view. Between the barges, the seine and the bridge, what a beautiful postcard of Paris! Many painters have immortalized it. We often go to this bridge with my students for an outdoor painting class  and they always make beautiful watercolour paintings!

Feb, 28th 2017

The second-hand booksellers in Paris

Every morning my day starts with the same ritual. Before my first painting class, I sit in front of my huge mug filled up with a nice steaming tea. And I’m reading my book. Always doing the same movements… I take a few sips of my lemon tea while reading a page of my Novel. A novel buy in a second-hand booksellers. It is so delightful!  Of course, I’ve already read Balzac, Proust and Hugo and they are wonderful writers. But I like reading foreign literature as well and especially American books. My favorite at the moment, and you might know his work, is Ed McBain, “87e district”.